That no-tracks land along Harrisburg Blvd. between 66th and Cowling on the East End Line is supposed to look something like the underpass that these new renderings depict. Right now, though, Harrisburg isn’t passing under anything — but lying in wait instead between the nearly completed eastern and western sections of the line that stop here dead in their tracks. Though Mayor Parker announced more than 2 years ago that the East End Line would get $20.6 million in diverted funds to build the Hughes Underpass below the Union Pacific East Belt freight rail line, construction hasn’t started. Why? Well, it appears that Metro hasn’t selected a company yet.
You can read more from Metro about the engineering logistics and environmental impact of the underpass here.
- East End Line coverage [Swamplot]
- Previously on Swamplot: East End Line Will Get Its Harrisburg Underpass
Renderings: via Swamplot inbox